Strange Wedding Traditions Around The World

Blog By mariam  |  06-12-18

The wedding traditions help us to bond to help our families and to our culture

Breaking a bell, Guatemala

At a Guatemalan wedding, a reception is held at the husband’s home. The mother of the husband greets the newly married couple by breaking a white ball filled with rice, flour, and grains to represent prosperity, fortunes, success, and abundance.


Crying, China Tradition

  Crying, China Tradition

According to elderly people in China, every bride in China has to cry at her wedding. Not only this, the bride from the Tuija ethnic group in China should cry for one hour every day for a month before her wedding and at the ceremony itself. 10 days after the bride starts crying, her mother joins in, and then 10 days later her grandmother joins them both. At the end of the month, every female in the family starts crying with the bride. The women weep in different sounds which makes the sounds look like a song.


Henna, Indian Tradition

  Henna, Indian Tradition

Mehendi, otherwise known as henna, is a colorful celebration held the last night before the wedding. The ceremony is held to wish the bride good health and prosperity as she makes her journey on to marriage. The hand designs henna symbolizes spiritual awakening, joy, and beauty. This ritual is also famous in Asian countries.


Breaking of Glass, Jewish Tradition

  Breaking of Glass, Jewish Tradition

The Jewish wedding ceremony ends with a famous ritual. The groom step on a glass inside a cloth bag to shatter it. Traditionally, it is believed that marriage holds sorrow as well as joy and to represent the commitment to stand by each other.


Log Cutting, Germany Tradition

  Log Cutting, Germany Tradition

An old German tradition of cutting log represents the married couple’s ability to work together and get through any obstacles that may happen in their marriage









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